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Jeri Ryan Gets More 'Leverage'

by Michael Maloney, posted Jan 13th 2010 9:00AM
Jeri Ryan Appears on 'Leverage'If viewers didn't find grifters somewhat like-able they'd never root for them to win. So it was a no-brainer for producers to cast the extremely like-able Jeri Ryan ('Shark', 'Star Trek: Voyager') as dynamic and duplicitous Tara Cole, who last summer joined the band of double-crossers led by Timothy Hutton on 'Leverage.' The TNT drama returns (for what are being called 'winter episodes') starting Wed., Jan. 13 at 10 p.m. ET.

AOL TV chatted with the captivating Ryan about why Tara is so much fun to play, her many lawyer roles (including one on Law & Order: SVU that was difficult to play) and what kind of role she'd like to tackle next.

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Conan and Andy spend a day at the beach

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 22nd 2009 1:42PM
The best stuff that Conan does, whether it was on the old Late Night or the new Tonight Show, is the out of the studio segments. This clip from last night isn't one of the video segments they usually do, there's a lot of special effects and fake stuff in the pictures, but it's still pretty funny. Conan really is the whitest man in the world (and kudos to Andy for agreeing to take off some or most of his clothes in sketches like this).

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Shark Week approaches as Alba jumps the same

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Jun 11th 2009 9:02AM
Jessica Alba wants to save the sharks as Shark Week approaches on Discovery.Jessica Alba could be facing vandalism and tagging charges for gluing several "shark conservation posters" all over Oklahoma City in an organized stunt.

Alba apologized for her participation in the incident after she was busted online. She's in Oklahoma City shooting her new movie and somehow got lured into this sticky "save the shark" poster campaign.

The city wide display is an obvious move for shark preservationists, as millions of the large fish are slaughtered every year by heavy hunting off the Oklahoma coast. Also, the classic film Jaws was set near Tulsa.

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The It's a Paycheck Award: Winner - VIDEO

by Debra McDuffee, posted Jun 6th 2008 11:59PM
James Woods, actorIt's been a long road for the deserving It's a Paycheck Award nominees; the honor of just being nominated, balanced with the drive to win it all. The backstabbing, the name-calling, the public humiliation. And that's just what the team here at TV Squad went through to choose the winner.

I jest, but it was a tight race between the two nominees you readers thought should win. So who came out on top -- Alec Baldwin, who successfully reinvented himself as a comedic TV actor, or James Woods, the essentially big screen actor who uncharacteristically starred in his own TV series? The envelope please ...

And the winner is ... James Woods!

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Nielsen ratings for the week ending May 25

by Bob Sassone, posted May 28th 2008 7:24PM

Archuleta and CookHere are the weekly TV ratings, by number of viewers.

It will be interesting to see what the top shows are next week, since American Idol and Dancing with the Stars both had their season finales last week. And a lot of the scripted shows had their season finales too. I'm sure So You Think You Can Dance, at number 19 this week, will soar up in the ratings as spaces open up.

Hell's Kitchen finished a little higher than usual, and Ugly Betty a lot higher than usual.

1. American Idol - Weds (FOX)
2. American Idol - Tues (FOX)

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The Arrested Development Award: Call for considerations

by Jane Boursaw, posted May 22nd 2008 10:20AM
tv squad awardsThe TV Squad Awards are in full swing, and I have the pleasure of moderating The Arrested Development Award, a.k.a. The Show Least Deserving of Cancellation Award.

Since we're focusing on shows from the 2007-2008 season, that lets out a few contenders, like Veronica Mars , Firefly, and the award's namesake, Arrested Development. But there are plenty of recent shows deserving of the honor. Five that made my list:

1. Journeyman (NBC). This time-shift puzzle starring Kevin McKidd as deer-in-the-headlights Dan Vasser took a while to hook me, but by mid-season, I was there. I love shows that make you think, and although this one developed a formula (Dan saving someone who would later go on to change history), the logistics always had you scratching your head. I was sad to see it absent from NBC's Fall 08 schedule.

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What's On Tonight: NCIS, Reaper, Shark, ECW

by Bob Sassone, posted May 20th 2008 4:05PM
  • At 8, CBS has the season finale of NCIS, followed by the series finale of Shark.
  • NBC has a new Most Outrageous Moments at 8.
  • FOX has a new American Idol at 8, then a new Hell's Kitchen.
  • PBS has a new Nova at 8.
  • Also at 8: TCM has Rear Window.
  • At 8:30, ESPN has the NBA Playoffs.
  • At 9, ABC has a the season finale of Dancing with the Stars.
  • The season finale of Reaper airs on The CW at 9.
  • Discovery has a new Deadliest Catch at 9.
  • At 10, Bravo has a new Work Out.
  • Sci-Fi has a new ECW at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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The Upfronts: CBS

by Allison Waldman, posted May 14th 2008 10:19AM
CBS logoCBS announced its plans for the 2008-2009 season today. For the most part, things are staying the same, but there are two new sitcoms and four hour dramas planned. Here are the highlights:

Returning: The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Rules of Engagement, The Unit, Cold Case, Numb3rs, Criminal Minds, The Ghost Whisperer, CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, NCIS, 60 Minutes, Without A Trace, Survivor, The Amazing Race

Out: Shark, Moonlight, Cane, Kid Nation, Power of 10, Secret Talents of the Stars, Viva Laughlin, Welcome to the Captain

New: The Worst Week, Project Gary, The Ex List, Eleventh Hour, The Mentalist

Mid-season: Harper's Island, Rules of Engagement

Schedule and detailed descriptions of the new shows coming soon, after the jump.

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CBS says yes to Christine & Rules, no to Shark

by Allison Waldman, posted May 13th 2008 8:29PM
Julia on ChristineCBS doesn't announce its new schedule till tomorrow, but the news is spilling out everywhere about what's in and what's out. The New Adventures of Old Christine has been given a 22-episode commitment for a third season; Shark has been sunk. For fans of the James Woods legal drama -- and I know there are lots of you out there because you've posted here -- my heart goes out to you. It was a good show, but it seems that CBS has four new dramas on deck for next season (that we have heard they're announcing tomorrow), so something had to give. It's likely that the choice came down between The Unit and Shark, with The Unit getting the renewal.

As for Christine, I say "Yeah!" I love Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Hamish Linklater (Matthew, her brother on the show) and would have been really upset if CBS let the show get away. If the network had passed on the sitcom, ABC was reportedly very, very interested in taking it on. They had visions of pairing Samantha Who? with Christine for an all-girl sitcom hour. That's not going to happen now because Julia is staying put on CBS.

Whether the show remains on Monday nights, however, is still to be determined. For the past year, it has mostly shared the 9:30 slot with Rules of Engagement, which has also been renewed. Some reporters are suggesting that CBS could be launching a second sitcom night.

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What's On Tonight: NBA Playoffs, Deadliest Catch, Reaper

by Bob Sassone, posted May 6th 2008 4:00PM
  • Women's Murder ClubTNT has NBA Playoffs all night.
  • CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News have North Carolina/Indiana Primary coverage all night.
  • At 8, ABC has two new episodes of Dancing with the Stars (a "best of" episode and the regular episode), then a new Women's Murder Club.
  • CBS has a new NCIS at 8, followed by a new Shark.
  • NBC has a new Most Outrageous Moments at 8.
  • FOX has new episodes of American Idol and Hell's Kitchen.
  • The CW has a new Beauty and the Geek, followed by a new Reaper.
  • AMC has The Great Escape at 8.
  • At 9, PBS has a new American Experience.
  • Discovery has a new Deadliest Catch at 9.
  • Also at 9: BBC America has a new Last Restaurant Standing.
  • At 10, NBC has a new Law and Order: SVU.
  • There's a new Work Out on Bravo at 10.
  • MTV has a new A Shot At Love with Tila Tequila at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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It's finale time again! No, really.

by Richard Keller, posted May 5th 2008 3:39PM

The end is near for our favoirite showsHoly frik! We've only just started to embrace the return of our shows after a shortened strike season. Now, they are almost over. In the next few weeks all of our network favorites will say good-bye for the summer to be replaced with reality shows, reality game shows, reality soap operas, and Regis on primetime (again).

Needless to say, I'm a bit depressed. As I am sure you are as well. But, we will do our duty and press on. Thusly, we here at the sprawling lakefront offices of TV Squad (you choose the lakefront) have compiled list of when your favorite, and not so favorite, shows will be saying good-bye for their summer vacation. As usual, taking the fickleness of the networks, these times and days can change at a moment's notices. We will try to update you of those changes as quickly as our little fingers can type it out.

So, with a leaden heart, here are your season and series finales.

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Expect the networks to renew more shows than usual

by Joel Keller, posted May 5th 2008 12:02PM
Old ChristineThe reverberations caused by the writers' strike continue to affect how the networks are doing business. Case in point: according to The Hollywood Reporter's James Hibberd, the networks may be more generous with renewals than they have in the past, due to the fact that even hit shows have been returning to diminished ratings. My guess is that, after a three-month break, most people realized they didn't give two craps about things like Meredith and McDreamy's latest breakup. But it may just be that the weather's nice outside.

Anyway, Hibberd goes on to mention the current status of some of the most prominent "bubble" shows. The good news: Reaper, Old Christine, and HIMYM and Moonlight have shifted over towards the "likely to certain" end of the spectrum, and Boston Legal will likely survive for another year. The bad news: Shark, Men In Trees (which is already gone, according to reports), Cashmere Mafia, and October Road are likely gone. And there's still no real feel for what's going to happen with Eli Stone or Women's Murder Club.

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What's On Tonight: NBA Playoffs, Last Restaurant Standing, The Riches

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 29th 2008 4:04PM
  • SharkTNT has NBA Playoffs all night.
  • At 8, ABC has a new According To Jim.
  • CBS has a new NCIS at 8, followed by a new Shark.
  • FOX has new episodes of American Idol and Hell's Kitchen.
  • There's a new Beauty and the Geek on The CW at 8, then a new Reaper.
  • At 9, ABC has a new Dancing with the Stars, then a new Women's Murder Club.
  • PBS has a new installment of Carrier at 9.
  • Discovery has a new Deadliest Catch at 9.
  • Hallmark has the new movie The Good Witch at 9.
  • BBC America has a new Last Restaurant Standing at 9.
  • At 10, NBC has a new Law and Order: SVU.
  • FX has a new episode of The Riches at 10.
  • Sci-Fi has a new ECW at 10.
  • HBO has a new Costas Now at 10.
  • Also at 10: MTV has a new A Shot At Love with Tila Tequila.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Shark gets a new timeslot

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 26th 2008 11:59AM
Shark WoodsThe failure of Secret Talents of the Stars has had ripple effects on the CBS prime time schedule. With Big Brother coming to an end and Secret Talents unable to make it past one episode, the return of Shark, which was going to come back on Tuesdays at 10 p.m., will now return on Tuesday at 9 p.m. for three broadcasts beginning April 29. Had Secret Talents worked, CBS wouldn't be scrambling on Tuesdays.

The CBS Tuesday lineup for next Tuesday, therefore, will be NCIS, Shark and a rerun of CSI. Then on May 6, it'll be NCIS, Shark and a CSI: Miami rerun. On May 13, NCIS, Shark and a Criminal Minds rerun.

What'll be interesting for Shark fans -- and TV geeks in general like us -- will be to see exactly how well the James Woods legal drama performs with a strong lead in like NCIS. Even the reruns scheduled to follow the three episodes are all strong support. Will this Tuesday hammock experiment be advantageous to Shark, securing the kind of Nielsen numbers that will be a deciding factor in the show's renewal for next season?

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TV Squad presents the rest of the 2007-08 season

by Richard Keller, posted Mar 26th 2008 10:04AM

Battlestar Galactica is one of the many shows returning to TV this springHear that sound -- a nearly inaudible rumbling coming over the horizon? Everyday it is getting louder and louder. Soon, the stampede that is the return of scripted series back from the depths of the WGA strike will overrun our televisions and computer screens, bringing overwhelming joy to our lives.

Okay, that statement may be a little flowery, but the sentiment is still there. After a very long dry period a good many of our favorite comedies and dramas are returning to the television landscape. We've had a taste of it these last few weeks with the return of shows like The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Dirt, The Riches and Smallville. That was just a preview of what is to come. Over the next few weeks we will see the return of The Office, Scrubs, Ugly Betty, all of the CSIs, Battlestar Galactica, and Lost, among others.

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